Principal and Vice-‐Principal’s Message:
Welcome to the month of April! This month starts with a 5-‐day
mini holiday for students (school is closed on March 29 th , April
1 st and April 2 nd ). How fun! I hope that the weather will be mild
and that everyone gets to enjoy some time outside.
We would like to thank all parents that attended Portfolio
Evening at Maple Grove. It is always so nice to see the students
show off their hard work with such pride. Also, a big thank you
to all members of the community who donated food and baked
goods for our bake sale which took place during that evening,
the Grade 5 and 6 Leadership volunteers that stayed to sell the
goodies and to everyone that purchased them and had the
opportunity to enjoy the delicious treats!
On the evening of April 5 th , Maple Grove Elementary School will
be fundraising at Chapters in Pointe-‐Claire. We encourage
everyone to visit Chapters at any time between 3:00 pm to
10:00 pm and buy books or other items. A certain percentage
of all sales will be donated to the school. Money raised will be
put towards our robotics program. We thank you in advance for
Please be reminded that our Mabel’s Labels fundraising efforts
are continuing. If you would like to purchase labels that are
colourful, indestructible, easy-‐to-‐see and fun, you can order via
our school website, just click on the “Fundraising” tab on the
left of the page or go directly to www.mge.mabelslabels.com.
A friendly reminder to check lost & found for any missing items
as soon as possible. With the weather getting warmer, we seem
to be collecting a big pile of snow gear!
The month of April is a busy time at Maple Grove. There are a
few field trips planned for our students this month and more to
come in May. The weather is also getting warmer which helps
make the days more enjoyable. We hope that you have an
By: Mrs. Piffer and Ms. Malowany
Special thanks to this month’s
newsletter team (Victoria M,
Jared T, Victoria DP, Jenna G,
Joleen T, Méshama EA, Amber G,
MaryJade G, Arianna M, Amelia
B. and Mme Geneviève) for all
their help and dedication.
- Miss. Erica Kresevic
Important Dates to Remember:
MONDAY APRIL 1 st :
TUESDAY APRIL 2 nd :
Ped Day (School & Daycare closed)
THURSDAY APRIL 4 th :
Science Center (Grade 6)
Maison de Culture du Plateau (Room 19, 21, 22)
FRIDAY APRIL 5 th :
Fundraising at Chapters Pointe-‐Claire
(3:00 pm-‐10:00 pm)
TUESDAY APRIL 9 th :
WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 th :
Ecomuseum (Grade 1 & 2)
THURSDAY APRIL 11 th :
FRIDAY APRIL 12 th :
Ecomuseum (Grade 3)
Good Start Program (next year’s Kindergartens)
APRIL 15 th TO APRIL 18 th :
WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 th :
Watercolor Workshop (Grade 4 & 5)
THURSDAY APRIL 18 th :
Book Character Dress Up Day (2$)
The Little Mermaid Jr. at St-‐Patrick’s School
(Room 14, 17, 20)
FRIDAY APRIL 19 th :
MONDAY APRIL 22 nd :
Grade 6 Mini-‐Day (9:00 am-‐1:00 pm)
THURSDAY APRIL 25 th :
Habs Jersey Day (2$)
FRIDAY APRIL 26 th :
TOPS Show at Lakeside (Grade 5 & 6)
Watercolor Workshop (Grade 3 & 4)
Good Start Program (next year’s Kindergartens)
TUESDAY APRIL 30 th :
Halo Race (Grade 4, 5 & 6)
Maple Grove Elementary School
740 – 52 nd Avenue
Lachine, Québec, H8T 2X6
News from our classrooms…
La Chorale de Maple Grove:
Lors de la soirée Portfolio, les choristes
de la chorale de Maple Grove ont présenté à leurs
parents un petit spectacle. La paix, la terre et la joie
étaient les thèmes des chansons présentées. Tous
les enfants presents ont été magnifiques et je suis
très fière de leur performance. Nous chanterons à
nouveau devant les élèves du 2 e et 3 e cycle au mois
d’avril. Nous aurons également la chance d’aller
chanter à la commission scolaire devant
les commissaires à la fin du mois de mai.
D’ici là, toutes nos pratiques ont lieu le
jeudi midi à 11h25. Un gros bravo à
tous les élèves qui viennent à toutes
De: Mme Martine (Enseignante responsable)
La lettre “B”
Nous avons pratiqué notre lettre "B" et avons dessiné des
phrases avec des mots qui commencent par "B".
De: La salle 14
The students in Mme Suzanne and Mme Athena’s classes
worked really hard on our portfolios.
We are very proud of all our work!
By: Room 23 and Room 24
Our activity for February’s Ped Day was Sport Ball with
our coach Matt. We played baseball and volleyball. In
volleyball, we learned the spike, the volley, the bomb,
and the serve. In baseball, we learned the pop fly.
Then we played hit coach Matt with the tennis balls.
We all stand in a line and coach Matt is in the middle
of the gym, and then everyone starts throwing the
tennis balls at him. Sport Ball is awesome! Our next
Ped Day is Friday March 22 nd . We are going to la
cabane à sucre. We are going by school bus. There is a
giant play area with slides. We are going to play, eat,
and dance. The best thing will be getting to eat maple
syrup on a stick. We will let you know more about our
outing in the next newsletter.
By: Jack M. and Alexandros L. (Room 1)
In February, we made crowns, we did
Valentine’s Day activities, and we made
cards for our parents. We also ate vanilla
and chocolate cupcakes for Mme Martine’s
birthday. We did a lot of stations in class,
we put words in alphabetical order, we
learned about different “boîtes de sons”,
and we learned new songs.
By: Emily H. and Jessica K. (Room 22)
In Mme Magda’s class, we did paintings and
drew volcanoes, birds, flowers, monsters,
grass, Pokémons, dragons, and Skylanders.
We think that we are very good at drawing
and we are very proud! Our class did a
project on our favourite activity. Evan and
Manson’s favourite activities are basketball
By: Evan O.F. and Manson M. (Room 21)
In Mme Zemnickis’ class we read lots of
books! When we have indoor recess or
when we have free time, we play and do
crafts. We made a dragon that was red. For
Valentine’s Day we had a party. We got a
lot of candy and Valentine’s Day cards. Also,
our lunch monitor gave us some chocolate!
Yum! In class, we do lots of dancing and
singing. We have lots of fun. Sometimes we
dance alone and sometimes we dance with
a partner. In Mrs. Bray’s class, we get to go
to the computer room to play Reflex Math.
We have lots of fun. With Mrs. Bray, we are
learning addition and subtraction. We do
lots of worksheets and math tests. Our
math tests are hard sometimes!
By: Angelica C. (Room 20) and Trevon L.S.
News from our classrooms…
We have been learning about polar bears. We learned that their skin is black, that they have
babies in May, and that they will eat walruses if they are hungry enough. We also learned that
they normally hunt seals by waiting at seal breathing holes until the seals come up for air and
then the polar bears dive to get them. Polar bears live in the northern part of Canada. We did a
math exam that was about a birthday party. We had to figure out how much stuff to buy for the
party. We also had a math test about pizza and we had to find out how many different pizzas
we had to buy. Last month, a man came to talk to us about a play called, “Le temps des muffins” and on February
20 th , three people came to visit our class to prepare us for the play. The first person gave us two cards (one with
a person on it and one with a food item on it). We had to make a story with these two cards. For example,
Mahalia had a card with a guinea pig on it and her other card had peas on it. She made a great story with her
cards. With the second person, we had a bowl and a spoon, and we had to hit the spoon on the bowl very lightly
and say our name after. With the third person, we learned about different puppets. There were hand puppets
and puppets on sticks. In April, we will be going to see the play called, “Le temps des muffins”. We are all excited!
By: Maya S. and Stella N. (Room 19)
In Mrs. Bray’s class, we do math tests every Monday. In French class, we got a fish tank! We didn’t get the fish
yet because we put snow in it so that it melts. We also started a project about fruits. We tasted the fruits and
wrote about what it tasted like and what it looked like. We also make soup sometimes. We are
learning a song called, “Voici ma maison” and we are learning a dance to go with it.
By: Daniel M. and Kaleb M. (Room 20)
En français nous avons fait un pique-‐
nique des nounours. On a fait un gros
party pour le pique-‐nique d’ours et
pour la Saint-‐Valentin. Mme Rochon
veut dire merci aux parents qui ont
fait des gâteries pour le pique-‐nique.
Nous avons chanté une chanson de
nounours et nous avons aussi fait un
spectacle de marionettes. In English,
we had to draw leprechauns for St-‐
Patrick’s Day. In Math, we made
paper fractions by cutting them out
and putting them together. We also
learned about different shapes.
By: Elizabeth DP, Melody
M, Sean S. and Mirrah T.
Ms. Maira’s Class:
Our class is learning about animals.
We learned about moose, the red fox,
the beaver, the skunk, the bear, and
the groundhog. The groundhog
predicted an early spring.
By: Karina B, Luca Z, Vithushan M,
Nicholas P, Tolu O. and Nick W.
By: Vithushan M.
In English class we are doing Olympic statistics. We pick four sports
and show two videos. Then we go in a circle and vote. We picked ice
hockey, speed skating, short track, snowboarding, figure skating, and
freestyle skating for our sports. Logan’s highest vote was
snowboarding with 8 votes and Jazzlyn’s highest vote was figure
skating with 7 votes. We also did a bar graph with our votes. We like
how we have to make a poster of our favourite sport. We are having
lots of fun doing this project. Soon we are going to present our
poster in front of the class. On our poster we have to pick an athlete
that is going to be in the winter Olympics next year. We have to put
information in one corner, the name of the athlete in another corner,
the logo in a corner, and the title in the other corner.
By: Logan B. and Jazzlyn K. (Room 3)
We are doing “cercle de lecture” where we have to do a report on a
class book that we are reading. There are five different roles:
journaliste, illustrateur, maître des mots, maître des liens, l’agente de
prédiction. In Univers Social, we are learning about “les Iroquoiens”,
about how they caught animals and how the French and English
came and took their land.
By: Taliyah B, Melissa S. and Emma O.F. (Room 1)
In Math class, we are learning about “BEDMAS”, which stands for:
Brackets, Exponents, Divide, Multiply, Add, and Subtract. We are also
learning algebra. It’s pretty fun. We have also worked on our line of
symmetry. In English, we read a story called “The Heroine of
Lunenburg”. It’s about a slave named Sylvia and how she saved her
master’s son and treasures. For one day people attacked the village.
Her master had to leave Nova Scotia for 3 years. When he came back,
he freed Sylvia. We read this story because February is Black History
Month. We also did a project on fairytales and we got to choose
which ones we wanted to do. Some chose, “The Ugly Duckling”,
“Goldilocks and the Three Bears”, “The Three Little Pigs” and others.
By: Méshama E.A, Alyssa C. and Arianna M. (Room 4)
News from our classrooms…
Grade 5 (Continued):
En Français on pratique la chanson « Toi
plus Moi ». C’était la chanson thème de
Star Académie. La partie favorite de
Jonathan c’est la ligne de son frère : avec l’envie, la
force et le courage. En histoire, on a fait 4 unités sur
les Loyalistes qui sont des personnes qui sont loyales
au roi de la Grande-‐Bretagne. Ils vivaient dans les
treize colonies. Après ils ont immigré en Nouvelle-‐
France. Ils étaient surpris parce que c’était une colonie
britannique avec des lois françaises. Ils ont séparé le
territoire en deux. Les deux territoires s’appelaient le
Bas-‐Canada et le Haut-‐Canada. On a aussi fait un
projet sur un personnage historique. Le personnage
de Kyle est Jos Monferrand et le personnage de
Anthony est John Molson. Ce projet est dû le 12 mars.
De: Antony L, Kyle M. et Jonathan C. (Salle 6)
Ms. Chantal’s Corner:
On Thursday March 21 st , we had a bake sale. It was a
great success! We raised around 400$ for the grade 6
graduation! We want to thank all students, parents,
and staff for coming and also for making the delicious
food! Shout out to Cindy K. and her family for making
the adorable panda cupcakes! We also want to thank
Jada, Connie, Mitchell, Nikita, Corrina, Jared, Miss.
Chantal, Miss. Afra, and others for their help.
Here are some examples of what we had on the menu
for the evening:
Pizza, sandwiches, cookies, brownies, popcorn, juice,
hot dogs, cupcakes, timbits, chips, muffins, cream
puffs, and Rice Krispies squares.
By: Connie W. and Jada B. (Room 8)
Cycle 1 has begun a unit on shadow puppetry. We are
learning hand shadow puppets. Ask your
child to show you the dog, swan or rabbit!
By: Mrs. C
Cycle 2 and 3 have been working on self-‐portraits and
learning the proportions of the face.
By: Mrs. C
In Mme Candice’s class, we’ve been doing tests and a
history exam. It has been pretty stressful for us but it
is going to be even more stressful for us when the
government exams arrive in April (April 15 th to be
exact, which is also Connie’s birthday). Also, we have
been doing a few science experiments. One of them
is making hot water turn into snow, simply by
throwing the hot water in the air. Pretty cool, right?
In health class, we went outside. Jada B, Connie W,
Ashley E, Jared T, Elena F, Roman M. and some other
students started building an igloo. It took us a few
hours to build half of our igloo. We spent so much
time and effort. Sadly, some students from outside
Here is a
picture of our
us build it!
By: Connie W.
and Ashley E.
In French class, we have been working really hard on
our “café”. We had been working on this project
since the beginning of the school year! It was hard
work but it was worth it because it was very fun
turning Mrs. C’s room into a café. We were able to
work together with our classmates and show the
staff and other grade six class what we can do. We
would like to thank Mme Candice for buying
everything that we needed and Miss. Chantal for
letting us use her room to cook so that we could raise
money for the Children’s Hospital. We also want to
thank Mme Geneviève, Miss. Kate, Miss. Alvinie, and
Miss. Samantha for helping us cook for our café.
By: Nikita B. and Haily S.Y. (Room 10)
We learned about yoga and did the same thing as
“The Karate Kid”. We did a pose like a dog where we
had to put our hands and feet on the ground and our
bottom was in the air! We also did this move where
we put our hands and
arms around our head and
we stood on one foot. Our
favourite thing that we did
was a slow motion dance
with paper. We would love
to do it again! We learned
that yoga helps us relax
and gets rid of stress. It
also helps us stretch our
body and muscles.
By: Kaleb M. and
Chucko O.M. (Room 20)
By: Kaleb M.